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Local NGOs feel the impact of the pandemic

Photo Courtesy of Nolan Richards '21

By Jojo Zhu ’22

September 15, 2020

Over the last several months, the spread of COVID-19 has posed a significant challenge for local nonprofits. A few summer programs and sports events have been forced to cancel. However, many organizations are not deterred by the situation. They are responding actively with innovative ways to provide...

Montgomery County faces strenuous COVID-19 testing conditions

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By Sarah Jiang '22

September 15, 2020

With more than 11,500 cases as of Sept. 14, Montgomery County has been a coronavirus hotspot for months. With heightened cases, the county faces a new challenge in testing community members in a feasible and effective way.  ` Testing was its hardest in mid-April. Tests were only made availabl...

Local schools reopen in Pottstown

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By Annie Li '21

September 15, 2020

On Aug. 24, the Pottstown school district began its opening for the 2020-21 school year. All classes will be taught in a synchronous virtual manner throughout the fall semester, according to the School Re-opening Plan Presentation delivered by Stephen Rodriguez, the superintendent of Pottstown schools. Mr. Rod...

Chapel Talks undergo a virtual transformation

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By Raina Shah ’21, Opinion Editor

September 15, 2020

Chapel, held every Monday and Friday, is a hallmark of a Hill School week. In a typical year, the entire student body would gather in the Chapel twice a week in the morning. The service would consist of a school hymn, some prayers, and a reflective, motivational or personal talk from a current 6th former ...

H-Mart expands with new stock

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By Andres Arevalo ’22

September 15, 2020

Aiming to mitigate and prevent the COVID-19 outbreak, the school has combined the Grille with the Campus Store, creating the brand-new Hill-Mart. The goods available in this new store include clothing, snacks, instant meals, health and beauty products, school supplies, and much more.   Hill-M...

Reflecting on Opening Conditions, Hill prepares to enter new stage with lessened retrictions

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By Diemmy Dang ’24

September 15, 2020

The beginning of the 2020-21 school year has undergone many changes—masks, tracking wristbands, and daily wellness surveys being just a few examples. This issue of The Hill News will discuss the changes that this pandemic has inflicted on campus life. Lucas Kim ‘24, a new day student from Down...